The opera L'Usignolo di Boboli [The Nightingale of the Boboli Gardens] (1964) was inspired by Tansman's visit to the Giardino di Boboli in Florence. The story features a nightingale and its exquisite love song after dark. The mysterious bird turns out to be enchanted and forced to live among humans; only a girl's embrace can break the spell. The tension between established lifestyles and social norm on the one hand, and individual will and nature on the other, reflects the inner conflict of a human being. Libretto by Mario Labrocca.
Sextuor, written in 1923, was performed at the Metropolitan Opera and conducted by Tullio Serafin, Maria Callas' favourite conductor. The libretto by Alexandre Arnoux is based on his own story and abounds in feelings, confessions and dramatic avowals, featuring as protagonists... musical instruments.
Małgorzata Olejniczak-Worobiej – soprano, Steven Scheschareg – baritone, Gernot Heinrich – tenor
Łukasz Borowicz – conductor
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
The Warsaw Philharmonic Choir
Aleksander Tansman - opera L'Usignolo di Boboli
Aleksander Tansman - ballet suite Sextuor
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